London Members' Meeting

Governance, regulation and compliance

Thursday 13 June 2019

Angel Square
2 Angel Square
London EC1V 1NY

This members' meeting will give you the opportunity to learn more about internal controls, and how these can ensure your organisation is producing reliable financial reporting and is compliant with the law. The final session will consider your financial processes so your organisation can streamline its expenditure.

This meeting is free of charge for CFG members.

Please note: The venue for this event has changed, see venue details for the latest information.


Paul Martin, Director, Pasama Consulting Ltd.

Paul was in banking for 40 years holding a wide variety of roles. He enjoyed the last 10 years of his career at Unity Trust Bank and The Co-operative Bank leading the charity relationship teams in the corporate banking division. His work included developing the ethical policy and strategy and liaising with statutory bodies, infrastructure organisations and government departments.

Since leaving The Co-operative Bank in 2016 Paul has been actively involved in the charity sector including work as an associate consultant with BlueSpark Consulting providing advice to charities on obtaining best value for money from the banking marketplace. The most recent project was for a large scale membership organisation where the day to day banking operations were simplified, costs reduced and a new bank engaged after a full tender process.

Paul also maintains strong connections with the charity teams across the various banks in order to ensure that his knowledge of industry developments and innovations for each provider is up to date.

Kevin Miller, Partner, BlueSpark Consulting

Kevin has been working to help charity and membership organisations for more than 30 years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, has an honours degree in Economics from Exeter University.


Kevin is a founding partner of BlueSpark Consulting and was previously with Horwath Consulting – the consulting team within mid-tier firm of accountants Horwath Clark Whitehill (now Crowe).


At Horwath Consulting he was a full equity partner of the parent firm with joint responsibility for the consulting team. The team de-merged from its parent in 2003 to form BlueSpark.


Kevin’s consulting work specialises in organisational development, business process improvement and re-design and the application of information technology to support organisational strategy and improved customer-facing business processes.

15.00 - 15.30

Registration and Refreshments

15.30 - 15.35

Welcome from the host

15:35- 15:40

Chair's welcome and introduction 

15:40 - 16:20

Internal Controls 

Using financial controls to manage your charity's finances and minimise the risk of loss.

16:20- 16:40

Discussion session

Streamlining financial processes

16:40- 17:25

Are your existing bankers still the best value and best fit for current and future needs?

Most organisations do not find the time to consider if their existing banking arrangements remain suitable for current needs. The recent entrance of challenger banks and innovation in both products and clearing from most banks make this a good time for a review.’

Join this session to explore the potential benefits in considering a banking process review, testing the market and understand how this could have a positive impact on costs whilst also satisfying prudent financial governance.

Kevin Miller, BlueSpark Consulting

Paul Martin, Pasama Consulting Ltd

17.25 - 17.30

Chairs close

17:30- 18:30

Networking drinks 

Charities - Members£0.00
Corporate - Members£0.00
Individual - Members£0.00

This conference is kindly hosted by